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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 05/26/2011
Americans would be alarmed if they knew how this law is being carried out.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 05/26/2011
(I know that Americans believe that we ought to only use)
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 12/28/2012
The National Security Agency leadership states in a public forum that the agency does not keep dossiers on millions of Americans, and yet they will not give the Congress a yes or no answer as to whether the agency collects any sort of data on millions of Americans.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
KNTV 06/17/2013
I don't think collecting millions and millions of Americans' phone calls -- now, this is the meta data, this is time, place, to whom you direct the calls -- is making us any safer, and I think it's ultimately, perhaps, a violation of the 4th Amendment. I think we ought to have this debate. I’m going to introduce a bill this week that would narrow the reach of 215 to those who have a link to terrorism.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
MSNBCW 06/17/2013
I think we owe it to the American people to have a fulsome debate in the open about the extent of these programs. You have a law that's been interpreted secretly by a secret court that then issues secret orders to generate a secret program. I just don't think this is an American approach to a world in which -- we have great threats, and my number one goal is to protect the American people, but we can do it in a way that also respects our civil liberties. I have no doubt.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 07/30/2013
Americans in recent weeks are coming to understand what it means when Section 215 of the Patriot Act says that the government can obtain -- quote --
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 07/30/2013
I have seen no evidence that the bulk phone records collection program alone has played a meaningful role, if any role in disrupting terrorist plots. I have yet to see any convincing reason why agencies investigating terrorism cannot simply obtain information directly from phone companies using a regular court order. It may be more convenient
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 07/30/2013
If the government can use these powers to collect information on people who have no connection to terrorism, then where does it end? Is there no amount of information that our government can collect that would be off-limits? What's next? Our medical records? We must be able to put in place reasonable measures that allow our law enforcement agencies to pursue enemies who would try to harm us while protecting our rights as Americans.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 07/30/2013
I'm calling on the White House to begin to make the administrative changes to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records and conduct the program instead through direct queries to phone companies where there is a connection to terrorism or espionage. Under this more targeted approach, our government would retain its broad authorities to investigate terrorism while ordinary Americans would be protected from overly intrusive surveillance activities.
Mark Udall
Senator (D-Colorado) Member of Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 07/30/2013
We need to strike a better balance between protecting our country against the threat of terrorism and defending our Constitutional rights. The bulk records collection program, as we know it today, does not meet this balanced test and that's why I believe it must end.
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